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Nov 6, 2009 4:10am EST
there and get to work to make sure that this bill does not pass to save america? what are going to do? we are counting on you. there are only so many of us here that can stop this bill. we count on the american people to make phone calls to tell your neighbors. if you are in church, at the grocery store, or a gas station, you have to talk. we only have hours, but the destiny of this country is in your hands. >> a gentleman who has been working diligently for freedom, mr. kevin brady from texas. >> you are the cavalry. i don't know about you, but standing here on the capitol steps, can you feel the arrogance? can you fill the arrogance of that capital and this white house? how dare you question their health care bill? how dare you want to read their health care bill? we are here today to stop this, but not just that. when history writes the story of this debate, when our children ask where we stood, let them say we stood for less government, less taxes, and more freedom. with your help, we will deliver that for our kids. god bless you. >> texas' is full of wonderful patriots. >> thank you
HLN
Nov 8, 2009 4:00am EST
plan for america. but let's remember the pelosi plan for jobs. an $8 billion stimulus plan that caused unemployment to go from 8.5% to over 10%. let's remember the pelosi plan for automobiles. cash for clunkers. a $3 billion program that even the democrats agreed did not work and it was killed after three weeks. the pelosi plan for fiscal discipline, $1.4 trillion debt this year, the highest in history. and let's not forget the pelosi plan for national security, dithering in afghanistan. now we have the pelosi plan for health care. it kills small businesses and jobs, it raises taxes, it raises premiums, it cuts medicare, it takes away your current health care coverage and spends $1 trillion. vote no on the pelosi plan for a government takeover of health care and join the bipartisan members of this congress who plan to do so and promote an alternative which is far better. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from michigan reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. rangel: thank you, madam speaker. i yield for
HLN
Nov 7, 2009 6:00pm EST
: madam speaker, i rise today in strong support of h.r. 3962, the affordable health care for america act. choices regarding health care are some of the most personal decisions we make. the ability to choose one's doctor and decide on a course of treatment with one's physician is an american right and so is access to affordable health care. most of us can agree that our current health insurance system is broken. the cost of insurance has skyrocket nd recent years, leaving many families struggling to struggle or go without. others are denied insurance due to pre-existing conditions. saddling them with terrible medical debt when they need treatment. these treatments, along with other factors, madam speaker, have led to nearly 50 million americans without any health insurance. 71,000 live in my district. i urge the passage of this bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from new jersey reserves. the gentleman from minnesota is recognized. mr. kline: at this time, i'm very pleased to yield one minute to the gentlelady from north carolina, former member o
HLN
Nov 11, 2009 6:35pm EST
] the commission used this to set the pace. next is arlington. so many people recognize it in america will make think of a national cemetery. people really feel the pride of a nation of those who have sacrificed in the name of liberty. next is a picture -- this is the third standard. it is the va national cemetery. this is in san diego. it is the same type. it is a laser shot. it is beautiful. the national science program did a great job to make sure there was one standard. i appreciate that. next will shave a national cemetery by the department of interior. -- show you a national cemetery by the department of interior. it should not matter that this is a marker of someone that died in the civil war. it should not matter. it should not matter if it was someone who died in the revolution or in mexico city. when you look around the stones -- when he said the you gently clean the markers, that will take you a lot of time. this is not the standard for which we should have in america. i think you saw that, you would freak out. i would. i did. >> it is my home state. >> if you make a lot of noise and
HLN
Nov 17, 2009 5:00pm EST
is this health care reform bill is about economic development in the united states of america. mr. murphy: and people have been crying out for, mr. ryan, and i think that that's why you and i both have families coming up to us. and as you said, kind of quietly expressing to us their stories. you know, folks in my district are the same way but you find them, you hear from them. i remember knocking on somebody's door this summer as i was going around a couple neighborhoods to check in hearing a guy talk about his illness. he'd actually, i think, been injured and his worker's comp did not pay for the entirety of the care that he needed. and so he had to go to his primary insurer. he had to pay for some of it out of his own pocket and it got so bad and his expenses got so high that the only place that he could go without losing his house was one main savings account he did own and that was his child's college fund. and so he planned at first to take a little bit out of his child's college fund. figure the economy might turn and he might be able to get a little bit better job. and then he had
HLN
Nov 9, 2009 4:00am EST
offer to believes about america, which i hold very firmly in which i would ask you to reflect on as we consider this topic. one, beyond their borders, america is a beacon of light in a shadowed world. and two, within our borders, america is an ongoing education of a people in freedom and democracy. a beacon of light and an ongoing education in freedom. said against that, waterboarding. waterboarding is a technique of torture with a long and sordid history. it was used by the spanish inquisition, by the khmer rouge in cambodia, by the french in algeria, by the japanese in world war ii and by military dictators of latin america. senator john mccain held captive for more than five years by the north vietnamese has said and i quote, it is not a complicated procedure. it is torture. atheist and prosecuted by the united states as torture and described as torture by our courts of law. it does not belong in our arsenal. on america as a beginning, president clinton said last year, people the world over have always been more impressed by the power of our example then by the example of our power.
HLN
Nov 5, 2009 4:10am EST
, such as bank of america, j.p. morgan, chase card services, and discover, recently converted customers' fixed rates to variable ones. "new york times." now congress is moving to limit the penalties of riskier borrowers which is what the underlying legislation did, mr. chairman, let me continue on, who have become a prime source of billions of dollars in fee revenue for the industry and to make up for the lost income, the card companies are going after those people with sterling credit. so now we also find out, again from "usa today," starting next year, bank of america will charge a number of customers an annual fee ranging from $29 to $99. we see that in this same article from "usa today," citigroup has started charging annual fees to cardholders. again, mr. chairman, we have the testimony. many of us predicted this. as i said, way back in march, make no mistake about it if this bill passes, it's going to be a lot harder for people to access the credit they need to pay their bills, cover medical emergencies or finance large purchases. so all over america, people are getting these notices in
HLN
Nov 5, 2009 6:23pm EST
rate, improve america's image in the world, promote stability, and chip away at extremism. madam speaker, i hope that president obama will keep this in mind as he reviews his options on afghanistan and makes his decision in the coming weeks. america simply cannot afford to rely on our military's power alone because that strategy plays right into the hands of the extremists. our heavy military footprint is beating the insurgency -- is feeding the insurgentcy in afghanistan not weakening it. we can stop violent extremism in its tracks and we can keep our troops safer and build a more peaceful world for our children and our grandchildren. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. mr. moran of kansas. >> madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from washington rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to claim mr. moran's time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> without objection. >> madam speaker, the democrat health bill is not about lowering costs or making health care more affordable, it's about government control and
HLN
Nov 4, 2009 5:00pm EST
the lives of livelihoods of every person in america. for many that means higher taxes and for even more, it will mean an unprecedented intrusion of federal government bureaucrat into the way we receive health care. this is a fundamental erosion of our freedom. the great freedom fighter abraham lincoln gave a speech in springfield, illinois, in 19 -- in 1838 where he touched on the idea of the loss of freedom. he was very explicit. he explained that our country could one day suffer a los of freedom, not by an outside attack, but from within. i'll quote what lincoln said and then give it in its larger context. at what point, then is the approach of danger to be expected? i answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. it cannot come from abroad. its destruction be -- if destruction be our lot, we must ourselveses be its author and finisher. as a nation of free men, we must live through all times, or die by suicide. the larger context of those words is as follows. in the great journal of things happening under the sun, we, the american people, find our account running, under d
HLN
Nov 18, 2009 5:00pm EST
before i leave. there's some really good news for america out here on the job front and clean energy. two weeks ago on the microsoft campus out in washington state i drove a ford focus which will probably be the first american mass-produced all elk trick vehicle. this car is the bomb. when americans get an all electric car and understand how much torque an all electric car can generate, these things are like -- this is the fastest car since i was in my buddy's chevy 404 in 1968. when you hit the pedal, it's not a gas pedal, the accelerator, they'll still call it a gas pedal, unbelievable power is generated because an electric engine gives you immediate torque, internal combustion engine you have the pistons. electricity is immediate torque. everybody's been talking about electric cars because they are so efficient they can wean 9 oil addiction which is so dangerous to us. they can reduce global warming. what americans are going to really love is how fast they are and the acceleration you get from them. that's going to be a real fun thing about them. the good news is we now have an opport
HLN
Nov 7, 2009 4:10am EST
-- mr. mccaul: yesterday marked a dark and painful chapter in america history and the state of texas. the people across this nation are devastated when they heard the news that soldiers and civilians of the united states army at fort hood, texas, were attacked by the least likely of assailants. it was, in short, an act of treason. i want to first thank my colleague and good friend, representative john carter of texas, who represents fort hood in his district, for introducing this legislation to give all members of congress the opportunity to stand here today and support of the brave men and women at fort hood and their families in such a time of trial. fort hood lies just north of my district, north of austin. it's in central texas, many of us all across this nation have constituents who have gone through fort hood to train for the wars in iraq and afghanistan. . i have had many constituents who trained at fort hood. yesterday was a drark chapter. in the aftermath we learned that 13 of our finest americans were killed and several dozen more were wounded. this senseless act of horror
HLN
Nov 6, 2009 5:00pm EST
which led to the deaths of innocent children? and how can america be silenced of such blatant defiance of not only the rule of law but what is considered decent and moral. this resolution is more than about two human rights activists. this is about a totalitarian system which is so afraid of its own population that it resorts to the harsh and brutal measures to conceal the truth about the deaths of innocent school children. this is about the massive human rights abuses, such as the continued percentcutions of tens of thousands of practitioners, an issue addressed in a resolution which i introduced months ago, but which is yet to reach the floor of this chamber. this is about the continued repression of the weeg you are people and engage in truth dealing with them not only in beijing but in the white house here in washington, d.c. this is about speaking truth to power and president obama during his upcoming summit in china putting human rights and religious freedom issues squarely on the table instead of just agreeing to disagree. mr. speaker, at this time, i would like to yield such ti
HLN
Nov 19, 2009 5:00pm EST
will hopefully be with our family and friends, but in some parts of america, people will go hungry. some parts of my district that has been ground zero of a drought that is caused by regulatory and dry conditions for three years in california, we will have people in food lines. sadly, these food lines have existed for months. and sadly these food lines will continue throughout the winter. because we have a problem in california, but that problem is exemplified throughout the world and without sufficient sustainable water supplies, you can't grow food and hunger persists. on october 15, bill gates spoke at the 2009 world food price symposium about the importance of productivity and sustainability of ag to feed our nation and the world. he said and i quote, the global effort to help small farmers is endangered by a wedge that threatens to split the movement in two. one side is the technological approach that increases productivity, on the other side is the environmental approach that promotes sustainability. productivity-sustainability, they say you have to choose. bill gates said it's a false c
HLN
Nov 11, 2009 5:00pm EST
child immunization rates in america in the military. most parents care about their children. most parents do not intentionally neglect them. i really appreciate what it is -- that to have little quantifiable data, that to have some population outcome data that is coming out. it'll include spouses and children information in 2010. it to help inform us. we do not have any data about the effects of multiple deployment. we do not know very much about child abuse and child neglect. a call to action has been placed that we have to take care of that small percentage who are at risk for child abuse and child neglect but a that could have irreversible -- neglect. that could have irreversible consequences. the final slides are getting back to the idea of an approach and something that comes from pediatric literature and pediatric experiences. i like the idea of embracing a virtual community for our young technologically savvy families. i think it needs to be a single portal of entry and not just a 1800 number that we call. i think they need to be care coordination prevention. a needs to be
HLN
Nov 12, 2009 5:00pm EST
of their empathy as well as their broader vision of what america should be. this is a stunning declaration, i think, to those of us who dedicated our professional lives to the law. this standard stings the years. to the president, the constitution, i would argue, is no longer the supreme law of the land. control by the judges for societal change and political transformation, this is what i call a call for activism. to a administered justice without respect to persons, to do equal right to the poor and the rich, and to act faithfully and impartially under the constitution the laws of the united states is replaced by a new approach. this new approach freeze the lifetime appointed [unintelligible] and permit him to involve long to achieve their desired outcome. in short, the empathy standard is a politically new, but carefully chosen codeword for the bold and brazen judicial activism. consider the words of justice so my yousotomayor. in her speeches, she repeatedly said that it was right and natural that a judge's opinions, sympathies, and prejudices would influence their decision making and for their
HLN
Nov 28, 2009 6:00pm EST
is certainly not happy and spoke with "good morning america" about the incident. >> she's a good kid, not a dog. she don't deserve to be treated inhumane. she's not a tiger. >> upset father there. we'll take your calls. we want to know you what think. 1-877-tell-hln is the number. joining us to talk about it, a former sex crimes prosecutor, nicole and also a detective lieutenant from the new jersey police department. steve, let me read you a facebook comment from willy g. writing, a taser should only be used when a person cannot physically be taken into custody. i hardly think this 10-year-old girl could not be contained. i think that's what a lot of people are thinking. you're trying to tell me a cop couldn't restrain a 10-year-old without using a taser? >> mike, i have to agree. i've got some issues with this. i believe and what i'm troubled about is that the officer actually asked the mother if he could taser her which leads me to believe he was questioning his own judgment. a police officer's nightmare is to go into a violent situation involving a child, but before the days of tasers there
HLN
Nov 25, 2009 5:00pm EST
morning ameri, america, about the incident. a good kid. not a dog. don't deserve to be treated inhuman. not a tiring. >> upset father there take your calls, let us know what you think, 1-877-tell-hln is the number. joining us to talk about it, former ex-section crimes prosecutor, nicole deborg, and steve, nuttily police department. facebook comment from willie g writing, a taser should be used when a person can't physically be taken into custody. i hardly think this 10-year-old girl could not be contained, i think what a lot of people are taking here, a cop couldn't restrain a 10-year-old without using a taser? >> mike, i have to agree with that. i have got some issues with this. i believe and what i'm troubled about is that the officer actually asked the mother if he can taser her, which leads me to believe he was questioning his own judgment. look, police officer's nightmare is to go into a violent situation involving a child but before the days of tasers, there were other ways we handled this, perhaps he should have been thinking better on this. tell us about it. from what we had, t
HLN
Nov 8, 2009 6:00pm EST
government needs to live within it's means. [applause]. the united states of america is not a begger nation. we're not going to have our leaders going around the world to sovereign wealth fund and chinese, pleading with them to buy our debt to pays our bills. we have a deficit and debt growing so fast i hope it alarmed everybody in this room. the only thing louder than the federal debt is chris mathews man crush on obama. in minnesota people say, it's hard. i was more competitive than it's e inzv california&4qรง say how c we be republicans or conservatives there. your rooking at a governor that got elected the land of hue better humphrey and walter mondale and al frankin. it's perhaps one of the more liberal states in the country. undeniably it's contained. the average two-year increase in minnesota's budget was 21 percent. growing way faster than the private economy or people's paycheck or any reasonable.no c0 in prison they can't even get the swine flu vaccine to us. how are they going to manage healthcare. in minnesota we have had progress but our state employees came to us and said we
HLN
Nov 18, 2009 4:10am EST
of the g20, the imf, the world bank, and america's role in remaking our global financial architecture. it's been almost a decade since the treasury secretary last addressed this committee. and back then, it was to discuss the imf and the asian financial crisis. while those events unfolded far from our shores in many ways, america has been ground zero or financial crisis today that nearly resulted in global economic collapse. we're not out of the woods yet, but it's not too soon to start rebuilding and rethinking our international financial institutions. the global economy is changed dramatically, weekly amah and profoundly. twenty years ago, worldwide capital flows were less than 20% of what they are today. ten years ago much of asia was an economic disarray. today the old order has been shaken up by new realities emerging powers, and entirely new financial entities. increasingly, the economic policies of any single nation, it no matter how powerful, are inadequate to meet the demands of the world with both risk and capital move globally. alongside our financial challenge, we're pursuing
HLN
Nov 24, 2009 5:00pm EST
for america memorial foundation. >> thanks for joining me. >> it's a pleasure. >> what's the significance of the women in military service for america foundation? >> memorial foundation. >> it's the only mental motherally that pays tribute to women of all eras who have served in our nation's armed forces. further, it's unique in the world. there isn't anyplace else that has a memorial like this, honoring the women who served the nation. >> and women have been participating in wars forever. >> you're right, back to deborah. >> most definitely. >> and so when we get to the memorial, what will we find? this. >> you will find a place with an exterior and an interior. we built and education center. our feeling was that people didn't know anything about what women had done. >> correct. >> we needed to tell this story. we did the education center. inside the education center, you will find exhibits giving a chronology of women's service with artifacts from those different periods of time. then we show films about their service. we have a gift store. we have a haul of honor, and that's a particul
HLN
Nov 3, 2009 5:00pm EST
in latin america and the caribbean to improve their lives through grants promoting income and employment generation, civic education and citizen participation, access to credit and public resources, food security, environmental sustainability and cultural and social development. during democratic and republican administrations alike, the i.a.f. has been an important model of grassroots foreign assistance in latin america and the caribbean. furthermore it is a vital component of the united states foreign policy in the americas and of the united states development agenda. as chairman of the western hemisphere subcommittee, i have had the pleasure of visiting interamerican foundation projects throughout the region. in latin america, in the caribbean, both places. in ecuador, i visited with a community cooperation and action
HLN
Nov 14, 2009 6:00pm EST
available on dvd. "the supreme court: home to america's highest court." would take the place is only accessible to the justices and their staff. hear about the history and traditions from the justices themselves. own your own copy. it is $9.95 plus shipping and handling. order at c-span.org/stor. -- [unintelligible] -- c-span.org/store. >> we spoke with these officials as well as others at the recent government 2.0 summit here in washington d.c.. this is a conference focused on how technology can be used to bring transparency to government. first off, here is the co- chaired. -- co-chair. >> what is the summit about? >> i realized some time ago that there is a huge upwelling in interest for software developers getting access to government data. a lot of times, the future occurs in fits and starts. they're people that are called hackers, i call them alpha geeks. the industry then catches up. one of the first match-ups was putting chicago city reports on to a map. since then, we have seen that kind of application spread over the last year. the city of washington d.c. had an official co
HLN
Nov 15, 2009 6:00pm EST
invested in for what we were told was important to innovation and competitiveness in america, to reduce the cost of health care and to invest in education. this would all make us more competitive internationally and keep us first, as president kennedy called for. when we did the budget this year, we had these three pillars, grow the economy, create jobs, and decrease the deficit, and addressing the climate of crisis. we passed all three bills in the house and sent them on to the senate. first among equals their is the health reform, health care for all americans. it started with the republican president, teddy roosevelt. >> he was a full republican. >> he instituted that, and he was a great presidents, a real fighter for the people. this was one of his initiatives, to provide employer based health care for the american people. over the years, that has tried to be expanded upon, when they did social security, then medicare was the next initiative some years later, 44 years ago. now, standing on the shoulders of giants, ted kennedy of massachusetts, his life's work was promoting health ca
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Nov 1, 2009 6:00pm EST
america's responsibility and the reason it is shared by the colleagues in the united states senate and more broadly the public? >> well, i think he dated there is a vast array of differences from people who would like us to minimize the mission in afghanistan to those who are extremely impatient, that the president hasn't already committed more troops that the commanders there are asking for. so i think he is more of a moderate, it seems, in his views. he was very strong on saying that he believed that the united states has the political will to continue what he posed as a global responsibility to stabilize afghanistan, one that other countries are counting on us for. what is interesting to me is that the polls clearly show a decline in public support for the war and that coincides with some very dramatic rises in u.s. casualties there. so it was interesting that that wasn't at the forefront of his comments there. he maybe expressed a more long-range confidence in american staying power. >> you cover military issues for the paper. he was reciting the recutement issues that are up.
HLN
Nov 9, 2009 5:00pm EST
the rest of it. they got to start placing value in america again. i mean, you sit down and look at, from illegal immigration devaluing our construction workers and everything else, everything is about being foreign. we got to start being americans again and start putting value in america again. you guys think what you think, but the democrats are selling us out into socialism and republicans are basically robbing from the rich. host: what's been the impact of jobs going overseas? guest: there hasn't been a lot of that. in fact, there's a lot of evidence that a lot of illegal aliens would come to the country previously, now, in fact, leaving and going back home. i guess it's on the theory that if you're unemployed, you might as well be unemployed in mexico as be unemployed in california or something. but i don't think that that perspective is very useful in terms of trying to get the economy moving again because it's clear that our basic problems are macro economic. they're things that we have to deal with in terms of what goes on in the capital, in terms of stimulus spending, and mostly
HLN
Nov 10, 2009 5:00pm EST
, is an extraordinary deterioration in the position of the united states of america. none of us want to see that. none of us want to leave here having been enablers for a policy that weakened our country. so -- >> mr. chairman, i just think it's important to quantify this problem. because the health care bills as they're pending, do not in any way significantly impact the fact that we are facing a $60 trillion unfunded liability in our entitlement accounts. in fact, they create one of them, two of them create a mass of new entitlements, which we know won't be paid for in the long run and which will aggravate that. and secondly, they take the size of this government that will have to grow radically. in order to bear the burden of the entitlement accounts which we have in place, because we are doubling the recipient salt of the retirement of the baby boom generation. these are demographic facts. these are -- fiscal facts which just can't be denied. and that's why we're going to have do something much more significant than is presently proposed in the area of righting our fiscal house and ship as we go f
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Nov 23, 2009 5:00pm EST
's crotch. >> adam's claim of it being some type of a double standard isn't untrue. what i'm saying, america, if you want to set a standard, set it. don't keep letting the line keep getting pushed and now we're upset. >> call in, 1-877-tell-hln. >>> incredible details coming in on this story. passenger stabbed to death on a new york city subway train. this in front of horrified eyewitnesses. did this fight really start over a subway seat? >>> plus, his heroic splash sanding on the hudson river made pilot chesley "sully" sullenburger, more than a hero, a rock star. we take your calls, call in, 1-877-tell-hln. e-mail us cnn.com/primenews. you can send us a text at hlntv. just start your message with the word prime. it's your chance to be heard. 234e7 >>> hour number two of "prime news." i'm mike galanos. talk about living a nightmare. witnessing this, commuters on a new york subway, 20 to 30 people, stuck on a train as witnesses to an apparent murder. cops say it happened when girardeau sanchez sat next to dwight johnson. sanchez asked johnson what the problem was and stabbed him in the neck a
HLN
Nov 17, 2009 4:10am EST
after the death of walter cronkite, once known as the most trusted man of america, 44% felt their most trusted news person was john stuart. this has created great financial pressures on traditional media outlets. afterall, news is a business. and business owners must adapt their businesses as they see fit. let me say, after all of the changes that i've described, i do not believe that our freedom of press is eroding. i believe it's undergoing a change, and it's system and it has the potential emerge stronger and nor vibrant. however, the professional journalist must be a part of that transformation. we are counting on you to represent the public interest as we continue to enjoy the fruits of an open society. my specific concern here today is how this new landscape effects our ability as the federal agency to get that information out to the public and to assure that the accuracy and to assure that the accuracy and quality of@@@@@@@@ @ @ @ @ h especially the large air carrier events. but every day, someone in the united states, ntsb's aair already highway, marine, and has mat are on the
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Nov 21, 2009 6:00pm EST
. right? upon hearing this news? >> in america and specifically in michigan this has ban defense, the heat of passion defense has existed for eons. essentially it says if someone kills in the heat of passion because they've been confronted with a situation that they just could not stop themselves from acting and there was no time to act, this is a defense not saying that it's not a crime. >> right. >> but it is a mitigating factor taking first-degree murder down to manslaughter. >> i'll ask you this. not sure if you can answer. did he have any kind of proof that this happened? because from what we're gathering some reports there was no visible signs the little 3-year-old had been abused in any way. >> obviously, the facts are only going to come out at trial. but mr. pinkney is alleged to have had a conversation with his son jamar pinkney jr. which was media immediately followed by what could only be described as uncontrollable actions by a person who was not in control of himself. obviously, all of the evidence is not out. there's been a lot of speculation in the media but there have been
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Nov 1, 2009 3:00am EST
. 2009] join us for "america and the courts," saturday evenings at 7 eastern, on c-span. >> on your screen is tracy fox. she is the president of food, nutrition, and policy consultants. and what is that? >> i'm a consultant. i've gone to school to learn about nutrition, and what i do here in washington is i work with federal government agencies and other companies to kind of help them promote policies that make sure kids are eating well and exercising. >> and because of that initially the government just put out a report not too long ago looking at the health of school lunches. what did that say? >> what it found was that is it made some nice recommendations on how to improve school lunches. while school lunches aren't so bad they could do a better job. so what this report did is made some recommendations to school lunch folks saying this is what we need to do and this is the direction to go in in order to make sure your lunches are getting better. >> what would a lunch look like if the recommendations were taken? >> at lunch you would have the choice of three fruits or vegetables a
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Nov 16, 2009 5:00pm EST
services, industries in which men make up the majority of workers. from the perspective of america's economic future, the effect on the recession -- of the recession on young workers is particularly worrisome. the unemployment rate among people between the ages of 16 and 24 has risen to an 19%, and among african american youths, it is about 30%. when young people are shut out of the job market, they lose valuable opportunities to gain work experience and on-the-job training, potentially reducing their future wages and employment opportunities. given the weakness of the labor market, a natural question is whether we might be in for a so- called jobless recovery in which output is growing but employment fails to increase. productivity is defined as output per hour of work. thus, essentially by definition, a jobless recovery -- in which output is growing but hours of work are not -- must be a period of productivity growth. in the jobless recoveries that followed the 1990-1991 and 2001 recessions, but it did -- productivity growth was quite strong. it may seem paradoxical that producti
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Nov 13, 2009 5:00pm EST
of the united states of america. this prevents the president's authority to appoint, direct, and remove officers within the executive branch. complementing this authority is the understanding that the other branches would be confined to their own spheres. a necessary corollary of the unitary executive finds expression in the non- delegation. the idea that the congress cannot delegate is a lawmaking powers to the executive or the judiciary, the demise of that document -- that doctrine has led the congress to augment and to fragment the executive. by establishing agencies within the executive tasked with creating policies, agencies and effectively exercise executive power. this was once recognized as a foundational principles of the separation of powers. its roots go back to john locke. he wrote, "the power of the legislative is only to make laws and not to make legislators. the legislative can have no power to transfer authority and place it into other hands." he developed the non-delegation doctrine under the law of agency. [speaks latin] once the people have delegated the lawmaking power to the
HLN
Nov 19, 2009 4:10am EST
our military diplomatic, legal, law enforcement and moral force to make america safer and more secure, the attorney general is exercising his responsibilities in consultation with the secretary of defense to determine where and how best to seek justice against those who have attacked americans here at home and around the world. after nearly eight years of delay, may finally move -- be moving forward to bring to justice the perpetrators and murderers from the september 11 attacks. i have great confidence in our attorney general. the capability of our prosecutors, our judges, our juries and the american people. in this regard. i support the attorney general's decision to it pursue justice against khalid shaikh mohammed and four others accused of plotting the september 11 attacks and go after them in our federal courts in new york. they committed murder here in the united states and we'll seek justice here in the united states. they committed crimes of murder in our country, and we will prosecute them in our country. we're the most powerful nation on earth. we have a justice system that
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Nov 5, 2009 5:00pm EST
america and for agricultural producers and small businesses that support agture in rural america. and while it is a noble effort and everyone on the house floor would agree, we need to move in the direction of greater security in regard to chemicals. aspects of this bill as indicated by the gentleman from texas, mr. barton, really do not relate to security. they are about employee safety, workforce safety, the environment in which we work, environmental rules and regulations and in some fashion, the department of homeland security issues have been overcome, the positives that may be there from increasing our security are overcome by the detrimental costs associated with environmental and labor issues. this bill, particularly because of the i.s.t. provisions is a bill that is detrimental. and as mr. boswell indicated, increasing costs those thing matter to agricultural production today, especially when the economic circumstances in which our farmers find themselves is so difficult. anything that increases the cost is very damaging. the businesses that support them, they make a hug
HLN
Nov 10, 2009 4:10am EST
activists. our keynote speaker is one of america's most astute diplomats. because he is very much in demand, he has a car waiting at the door to rush him to a dulles airport and taken to the middle east just as soon as he finishes his remarks. -- and take him to the bill if justice in his seat that is his remarks. our keynote speaker will speak first today. the new york times has called him a problem solver, "region" magazine has called him a pragmatic ideologue, the "new republic" has referred to him as a man who was almost king, and his nickname from george bush was none other than king. he was ambassador to afghanistan, and ambassador to iraq, and perhaps most challenging of all, ambassador to the united nations, where he earned the respect and friendship of his colleagues. ambassador colleagues at -- khalilzad -- he is here this evening and he is now re- establishing his offices here in washington. he has opened a consulting firm and is focusing his attention on some of the issues that are most vexing and troublesome and are of keen interest to the united states. we're very honored to w
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Nov 16, 2009 4:00am EST
. the national commission on energy policy task force on america's future energy drops brought together stakeholders -- america's future energy jobs brought together stakeholders. key insights are a a decline in career education stressed the power sectors training capacity. a large percentage of the work force is nearing retirement, creating a low carbon energy system will require more workers than the industry currently employs. the deployment of new assets will require a new design and maintenance skills and more workers than they currently employed. this is an important opportunity for growth. if too few individuals are available, bottlenecks could materialize and slow the ability to take on workers. it is the situation that our company is working to avoid. in 2008 we launched the pathway were forced a government program. we collaborate with the community college system to enlarge the candidate pool for our skilled positions. graduates have qualified at unprecedented levels on the tests and 50% of graduates have been hired by us. we are sharing years of experience with the college sy
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Nov 20, 2009 4:10am EST
will tell you why. we have got to rebuild america and we know how we got to where we are. we had a private-sector financial system but by the big banks and wall street that completely disregarded the public trust that they have and nearly destroyed our economy. and it was so bad that one of the most conservative presidents in my lifetime came to congress secretary of treasury, the former chair of one of our major investment banking houses and said that if congress did not approve a 750 billion bailout over the weekend in the economy as we knew it would be destroyed. i am just reciting that because it gives us some perspective of why we find ourselves in the situation that we are in. the private sector financial system put a gun to the end of the american economy. and they pulled the trigger. step one was to stabilize the financial system. i was one of the members of congress who had no desire whatsoever to vote that legislation to take $750 billion of taxpayer dollars and stabilize the financial system it inflicted, self-inflicted wound. but it did its damage. and when the economy went off
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